Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel has been making the rounds since becoming the first freshman in college football history to be named the Heisman Trophy winner. Most recently, Manziel was spotted courtside during the Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks game.
On Wednesday, December 19th Manziel was also spotted courtside at the Philadelphia 76ers vs. Houston Rockets game.
During the Heat – Mavericks live telecast on December 20th, NBA analyst Steve Kerr decided to call out Johnny Football for how he got his hands on such good seats.
“How does a college kid get courtside seats to a Mavs game?” Kerr said. “Those are expensive seats. I’m just going to throw that out there.”
What Kerr was getting at was that he believes Manziel may have been given those seats as a gift, which would be a clear violation of NCAA rules. It was uncalled for to make those comments publicly without knowing the story behind what happened, but because of the attention this has now received Texas A&M’s compliance office will have to look into how Manziel acquired the tickets.
Here is video of Kerr calling out Manziel for sitting courtside — he even took a shot at the entire Southeastern Conference:
Manziel has already spoken up for himself and sent out this defense on Twitter.
Bought myself a little birthday present tonight stop hating! #HEATvsMAVS
— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) December 21, 2012
What do you think of Kerr’s accusations and how should Texas A&M handle any possible issue. Impermissible benefits to your star quarterback who just one the Heisman Trophy is definitely an act the NCAA would not take too kindly.
When it is all said and done, Manziel will likely escape this little controversy without any punishment.